Schools and COVID-19

March 22nd: Gov. Evers Announces New Order Relating to Department of Public Instruction: Press Release Here


School Closures:

In response to COVID-19, area schools have announced their decision to close for four weeks starting Monday, March 16, with a tentative re-opening date of Monday, April 13. The goal is to slow the spread of the virus by limiting person-to-person contact, and to keep all students, staff, families and the community healthy.

The school districts include: Brown Deer, Cedarburg, Fox Point-Bayside, Germantown, Glendale-River Hills, Grafton, Maple Dale-Indian Hill, Mequon-Thiensville, Nicolet Union High School, Northern Ozaukee, Port Washington, Shorewood, and Whitefish Bay.

The four week closure period recommended by The North Shore Health Department and enacted by many area schools extends beyond the mandated closures issued by Governor Evers and WI Department of Health Services (DHS). The statewide order is mandatory and it begins Wednesday, March 18th, with an anticipated reopening date of Monday, April 6th. Click Here for the official order from DHS.

The NSHD supports the decision made by schools and districts to close for a longer period of time ("medium-closure") per the guidelines from the Center for Disease Control (CDC). The health of the community is our number one priority.

For more information on school closings: Click Here

Quick Links

For Schools & Childcare Facilities:

  • WI Department of Public Instruction Information on COVID-19: Click Here 
  • CDC Guidance for School Administrators: Click Here 
  • Cleaning Recommendations for Childcare Facilities: Click Here
  • Child Care, Head Start and 3 and 4-year old Kindergarten Programs and their Workforce: Click Here